Trainer: M. Patrick Merven

As trainer for the ex-Wahed Essa stable, Patrick Merven met with plenty of success. He would eventually open his own stable but it is not until this decade that things have gone very well for him.

From 2012 to 2015, he was a regular presence in the top 4 in the Trainers' standings, finishing runner-up in 2013 and 2014. He has also saddled one champion horse - Liquid Motion (2013), while he also saddled Beat The Retreat to the 2017 Sprinters' championship.

He will look to do much better this season after a tricky 2018 campaign.

Trainer since: 1995 (Absent fron 2004 to 2006)

Stables : Merven and Wahed Essa (1995)

Record (as at December 31st 2018) 378 wins and 1233 places for 3737 nominations and gains amounting to Rs 84,064,250

Best Season: Runner-up in 2014 (47 wins and 149 placings for 438 runners and Stakesmoney amounting to Rs. 12, 523,000).

Jockey:

Trainer: M. Patrick Merven


Past performances

Year Eff Winners Rank Entries Wins 2nd 3rd 4th Unplaced Stakes Money (Rs) Cups %1sts Seq1 Seq2
2018 41 15 9 203 19 20 16 27 121 5578000 8 9.4 26 2
2017 33 15 5 178 25 22 31 16 84 6758000 12 14.0 17 14
2016 39 16 5 192 28 25 23 20 96 6538000 17 14.6 17 2
2015 57 22 3 329 30 35 52 46 166 8922000 21 9.1 36 3
2014 60 29 2 438 47 47 54 48 242 12523000 22 10.7 26 5
2013 61 28 2 427 46 48 51 55 227 12243000 30 10.8 21 2
2012 49 22 4 318 38 33 47 32 168 8727000 17 11.9 44 3

List of horses

# Horse Pedigree Age Rating
1 Baritone TRIPPI (USA) - CANDY SINGER (ARG) 7 75
2 Kazaar QUERARI (GER) - MOCHALETTE 5 64
3 Virtue VAR (USA) - HUNTER'S GLEN 5 61
4 Sir Bernadini BERNARDINI (USA) - REDESIGN (AUS) 5 51
5 Tripod WHAT A WINTER - LIGHTNING BIRD 5 47
6 Gimmetherain GIMMETHEGREENLIGHT (AUS) - RAIN GAL (AUS) 4 43
7 Talbec HIGH CHAPARRAL (IRE) - LOVINGONYOURMIND 7 41
8 Blow In The Box LATERAL (GB) - SWEET SUZY (GB) 5 41
9 Inauguration GIMMETHEGREENLIGHT 9AUS) - HEAD OF STATE 4 40
10 Hadarat ORATORIO (IRE) - MUHTARAM 5 37
11 African Pharaoh MAMBO IN SEATTLE (USA) - GOLDEN GLAMOUR 5 36
12 Northern Spy POMODORO - KARTANYA 4 35
13 Jullidar JUST AS WELL (USA) - LYDARA (USA) 7 32
14 Black Indy MARCHFIELD (CAN) - CINNAMON LADY (AUS) 4 32
15 Trojan Winter WHAT A WINTER - HELENA 4 31
16 Tyrian DYNASTY - TUMBELINI (GB) 4 28
17 Tiger's Bond WHERE'S THAT TIGER (USA) - MISS DELISH 4 27
18 The Last Supper VAR (USA) - SUPER CLUB 3 25
19 Freddie Flint CAPTAIN AL - ENTRENCHED EMBEM 5 24
20 Xanthus JUST AS WELL (USA) - LODGE OF DREAMS (SNL) 5 23
21 Star Of Zeus ZOUSTAR (AUS) - SIDEREUS NUNCIUS (AUS) 4 23
22 Sir Capers GIMMETHEGREENLIGHT (AUS) - SKY CAPERS 5 21
23 Gimme A Swinger GIMMETHEGREENLIGHT (AUS) - SWINGING JET 4 19
24 Naizak BOLD SILVANO - NANDI (AUS) 4 13